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aftermath of hurricane sandy. and hearing the stories with his victims like that woman in new jersey. here's where we are at 5:30 a.m. eastern time this morning. the death toll as a result of sandy now stands at 72 according to the associated press. 5.6 million homes and business as long the eastern seaboard still without electricity. in new york city, half of manhattan is pourlewerless, the travel situation is getting into motion. limited subway station resumes in areas where the tunnels are not flooded. governor cuomo declared a transportation emergency which suspends fares on all mass transit. limited flights expected to resume at laguardia airport at 7:00 a.m. today. the situation remains dicey in other parts of the city. bellevue hospital, the city's top trauma center is now shut down. last night the hospital safely evacuated the remaining 300 patients after fuel pumps to backup generators failed. we followed two days of around the clockwork to keep that power running. at one point employees made a 14-floor human chain to get buckets of fuel up to the generators. but with
, citing superstorm sandy, the independent mayor wrote an op-ed for bloomberg.com saying he'll vote for the president because of his record on climate change. mayor bloomberg wrote in part, the devastation brought to the area brought the stakes of tuesday's presidential election into sharp relief. one sees climate change as a threat to our planet. the other does not. i want risk management above electoral politics. but the endorsement wasn't what we call in the business ringing. bloomberg, a republican turned independent who didn't back a candidate in 2008, took a swipe at the president in that endorsement writing, if the 1994 or 2003 version of mitt romney were running for president, i may well have voted for him. like so many other independents, i found the past four years to be, in a word, disappointing. there's your endorsement. however, in the same op-ed the mayor slammed romney for walking away from his previously held positions on climate change, immigration, and health care. >>> in less than three hours from now, the labor department will release the final monthly jobs repor
cirque de sole. >>> on the eve the presidential election, today marks one full week since sandy came ashore killing at least 110 people leaving a path of destruction that reshaped stretches of the coast lien here on the northeast. the cover of "new york imagi" me is stunning. this morning, nearly a million people in new jersey are without power or heat as overnight temperatures dip near freezing as cold weather sets in, new york city mayor michael bloomberg says as many as 40,000 people may need to find new places to live, a daunting task, the city known for its tight housing market. the announcement set up the potential return of fema trailers like those used in the wake of hurricane katrina and used not without a lot of controversy. >>> gas lines hours long stretched through the weekend across the tri-state area. in some cases, stations using gas-powered generators to pump fuel out of the ground. it could be several more days before the country's fuel shortage is resolved. in new york city where 145,000 residents still without power. yesterday's marathon was canceled. that happened
sandy? >>> new york jets head coach rex ryan reacts to an nfl player survey that shows he is the run-away winner as the league's most over-rated coach? the question is, is he? it's "way too early" for this. >>> good morning. i'm willie geist. this is "way too early." the show that remains too close to call. glad you're up with us watching on msnbc or listening live on sirius xm radio. you can e-mail me or tweet me. lem know what you're doing up at this hour. or do what david action 'em rod's mustache does, text the word "awake" to 622639. we'll read the best responses later in the show. this is your cram session for thursday, november 8th, a lot to talk about, including the market's reaction to president obama's re-election. we'll tell you how the business community is feeling about four more years. we know how stephen colbert feels. he's not taking it well. that clip later in the show. >>> first let's get to the news here at 30 rock in new york city. for obvious reasons we were locked in on the presidential election for the last couple days. hundreds of thousands of ameri
by hurricane sandy, a nor'easter blew through the east coast dumping snow and rain on a region that's barely begun to dig out from sandy. there are new pictures from staten island. several inches of wet snow are threatening to topple already weakened trees. power was knocked out to some 60,000 homes in new york and new jersey overnight, many of which had just seen service restored after more and a week in the dark. passenger trains grind to a halt and at least 1300 flights kept at the gates of airports. we'll have a live report from one of the areas hit hardest by the storm in just a moment. first we want to go right to bill karins for a look at what's happening. bill, tell us more about this storm. >> there's been some good and some bad. the snow and the amounts were much higher-than-expected. that was the bad part of it. they did bring down some trees. additional power outages in new jersey and connecticut. the good with the storm is that the storm surge and as far as the beach erosion and the waves on the coast of the jersey shore were not as bad as expected. that's good. we didn't do a l
seat. tell you what, this is the coldest morning in areas affected by sandy. you really hope no one is still in their homes without power trying to wait this out. hopefully they're in a shelter or somewhere warm. it is frigid. as far as the forecast today, what we'll be dealing with, is the southeast, the rainstorm. the potential this will be the nor'easter eventually that will sweep up the coast. it will be a little wet early from savannah to tallahassee, jackson, daytona beach. the i-4 corridor could have issues. but that should sweep out by the afternoon and this evening. the other tricky spot for travel in the northern plains, heading from wisconsin to minnesota, you may have a little bit of light wintry precip. that's about it. not too many issues. maybe showers around chicago later today. the forecast for your election day, once again, just the southeast, that's the storm. now let's track it, that will become the nor'easter. good news. further off the coast. very important, that means the winds will be lighter for the coastal areas especially of new jersey. the waves smaller.
,000 homes or businesses in new york remain without power. it's now two weeks after sandy came ashore. yesterday the head of the long island power authority announced his resignation effective at the end of the year. he says it has nothing to do with the harsh criticism his utility company has received following hurricane sandy. of course, not. governor andrew cuomo is putting together a commission to investigate how utility companies in new york responded to the storm. meanwhile, a familiar group is taking a new lead helping victims of hurricane sandy. remember the occupy wall street movement? it turns out they never really went away as nbc's katy tur explains. >> reporter: there are no official badges. all they have for identification is a first name crippled on tom masking tape. these volunteers may not have a legal charity status, but that's not stopping them. >> they desperately need our help. they lost everything. >> tax the rich. >> reporter: remember the occupy wall street movement famous for taking over zuccotti park and taking up the term 1%. now they have occupy sandy. occu
that was hit the hardest by sandy, it's just going to be a cruel day. we're already watching the winds crank up. even in new york the winds are picking up. we're going to get a winter storm out of this with large waves at coastal areas. the first thing we deal with is the winds. the winds are going to whip the waves up. you can see the storm coming up the coastline. and now the clouds are increasing. even the rain is going to begin to increase in areas along the mid-atlantic. the winds will be the first concern. the wind gusts are already really picking up along the jersey shore all through areas of long island. if we go over to our other weather computer on weather 2, you can see the wind gusts are the highest along the gulf coast and also down along the new england coastline. that's where we're going to see the worst damage from the winds. i think areas of long island could see some winds gusting possibly up to 50 to 70 miles per hour. we're also going to continue areas of possibly new england looking at winter weather advisori advisories. we could get snow out of this. even areas around phil
people's lips. >>> and the new york area continues to cope with the effect of sandy. that's when "way too early" comes right back. >>> joining us see ya skype, msnbc political analyst mark halperin. not just any skype. he's aboard a delta flight somewhere over the united states. what are you doing here, man? are you really in the can? >> i really am. it's a red eye flight. didn't want to bother my fellow passengers. i'm in the quiet room, also known as the lavatory. it's making nbc history. >> it is. mark halperin inside the lavatory via skype. thanks so much. hey sis, it's so great to see you. you, too! oh, cloudy glasses. you didn't have to come over! actually, honey, i think i did... oh? you did? whoa, ladies, easy. hi. cascade kitchen counselor. we can help avoid this with cascade complete pacs. over time, the other premium pac can leave cloudy, hard water deposits, but cascade complete pacs help leave glasses sparkling. shiny! too bad it doesn't work on windows. okay, i'm outta here. more dishwasher brands in north america recommend cascade. a short word that's a tall order. up your
where sandy was, this is a one or two, so a weak coastal storm, but a strong area of high pressure and the winds would be the issue. if we get these winds for two, three days coming onshore, we will get the water piling up a bit. and we're very vulnerable in those areas where sandy hit. this morning, bring the umbrella with you. this is kind of the return to normal weather. yesterday was a beautifully warm day throughout the eastern half of the country, especially the eastern seaboard. now the cold air is moving in with rain showers. pittsburgh is at 32 degrees. boston is at 63. a big temperature contrast that cold air will sweep in during the day. bring the jacket with you. bundle the kids up. they won't need it this morning but they will this afternoon as they come home. middle of the country, after a cold start, a nice warm afternoon. no big storms heading this way. we have to watch what happens monday and tuesday of next week. that's when we could deal with the next coastal event. >> all right, bill, thank you very much. we'll end it a little pg. >> we'll be watching, but not t
campaign. >>> meanwhile, as new york recovers from hurricane sandy, president obama vows to revisit the worst hit areas until the damage is fully repaired. in his first trip to the state since the storm, the president took a helicopter tour of the devastation including the rockaways and breezy point which you might recall roughly 100 homes were burned in a massive fire and landed in staten island and the president met with storm victims, many of whom are still without power. >> i promise to everybody that i was speaking on behalf of the country when i said we are going to be here until the rebuilding is complete. and i meant it. i'm very proud of you, new york. you guys are tough. you bounce back. just as america always bounces back, the same is going to be true this time out. >> president obama signed his housing secretary sean donovan to be the point person for federal assistance in the area. >>> some business news and go down to the gulf. british oil company bp paying out $4.5 billion in connection with the 2010 oil rig explosion that killed 11 people and triggered a massive oil
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